Vintage birdcage on a 19th-century photographer's wooden ladder at Sophie Pretalat's Anges et Demons stand at Place de la Bastille, Paris.
Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage
For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
You hold the title to.
Love will surely bust you wide open
into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy
Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.
A life-giving radiance will come...
From the poem In a Tree House by Hafiz, from the book The Subject Tonight is Love translated by Daniel Ladinsky.
Tara Bradford is traveling. In her absence, timed posts should appear. She will post occasional updates from the road.